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Truth Unveiling & Responding to Distortion

Overview

Goals
  • Permanent respond and inform the truth to eliminate distortions and denigrations of The May 18 Pro-democracy Movement.
  • Identify those who are ordered to fire, investigate the dark burial and missing persons, shoot helicopters and find out the facts of unsolved tasks.
Main Projects
  • Taking legal actions against historical distortion of the May 18
  • Monitoring of historical distortion against the May 18 : Website, Media, and Youtube.
  • Collecting oral histories from soldiers, army officers, witnesses, and survivors of the May 18.
  • Management of Advisory Committee for the May 18 Truth Finding
  • Receive calls from people who witnessed the May 18 : 93 cases (including 48 cases which were reported by citizens in 2017)

Performance

Project Performance
Projects Period Performance
Taking legal actions against historical distortion of the May 18 January 2018 to
December 2018
- Applied for an injunction to the court to stop Chun Doohwan's revised memoirs to be published and distributed, and put in a claim for its damages
- Sued Chun Doohwan for libel against Father Cho Pius
- Sued Ji Manwon for libel against Gwangju
- Proceeds with a lawsuit against Ji Manwon and his website Newstown, seeking an injunction against the issuance and distribution of the newstown.
- Put in a claim against Ji Manwon and his making videos to distort the historical fact of the May 18 and its damages
Monitoring of historical distortion against the May 18 January 2018 to
December 2018
- Continues Monitoring (with the Association of Democratic Media Movement) : 36 cases
- Special Articles Monitoring : 41 cases
Truth Finding January 2018 to
December 2018
- Focused Research on Truth Finding and Historical Distortion (with Part-time Researchers) : 3 research projects
- Collecting oral histories : 81 cases (including 48 cases that we received in 2017)
- Received calls from people on secret burial during the May 18 : 12 cases
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